Henry E. Fielder, 86, Civil War veteran, and pioneer of this county, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. J. LeMont, in Dane Prairie at 8 a. m. this, Monday, morning. Death was due to anemia and old age. He had been in failing health for the past six months.
He had spent the past six or seven winters at Lynn Haven, Florida, where he owned a home and where his son, Lester Fielder, resides. He made the trip each time by car and in May 1930 he made the trip from Florida alone in his car in four days and arrived on the eve of his 84th birthday. When his health began to fail last fall the LeMonts drove down and he returned with them to this city.
Mr. Fielder was born, May 24, 1846, in Germany and came to America in 1854 with his parents, locating at Cleveland, Ohio, where he lived until he enlisted August 25, 1864, with the marines, served on the Gunboat Jacob Bell until the close of the war. He received his discharge July 6, 1865. He was a member of Seward Post, Pelican Rapids.
He later settled at Fairchild, Wis., where his marriage to Miss Emma Hobart took place April, 1869. Her death occurred about 23 years ago. In 1880 Mr. Fielder came to Otter Tail county and settled north of Pelican rapids in the township of Scambler, owning a farm on the north shore of Sand Lake. He took an active part in civic affairs and held various township offices and also served on the school board. He was a highly respected resident and a man of many sterling qualities, whose death will be greatly mourned.
He was the father of nine children, five daughters and four sons. Two daughters and one son preceded him in death. The children who survive are: Frank Wright, Mrs. Fred King, Marion Fielder and Guy Fielder, all of Saskatchewan, Canada; Lester Fielder of Lynn Haven, Florida; and Mrs. A. J. LeMont of Dane Prairie.
Besides his six children, he is survived by 23 grandchildren, 49 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren- 91 descendants. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Barnard Mortuary, the Rev. Henry Johnson officiating. Interment will be made in the Bangor cemetery in Scrambler.
Fergus Falls (Minn.) Daily Journal, June 13.
"Lynn Haven Free Press", Lynn Haven, Florida
July 2, 1932
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